TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point

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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • • • • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.

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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
For the following equipment: Product Description: 54M Wireless Access Point Model No.: TL-WA500G Trademark: TP-LINK We declare under our own responsibility that the above products satisfy all the technical regulations applicable to the product within the scope of Council Directives: Directives 1999/5/EC The above product is in conformity with the following standards or other normative documents: ETSI EN 300 328 V1.7.1: 2006 ETSI EN 301 489-1 V1.8.1:2008 & ETSI EN 301 489-17 V1.3.2:2008 EN60950-1:2006 EN62311:2008 Directives 2004/108/EC The above product is in conformity with the following standards or other normative documents EN 55022:2006+A1:2007 EN 55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003 EN 61000-3-2:2006 EN 61000-3-3:1995+A1:2001+A2:2005 Directives 2006/95/EC The above product is in conformity with the following standards or other normative documents EN60950-1:2006 Person is responsible for marking this declaration:

Zhao Jianjun Director of International Business

TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. South Building, No.5 Keyuan Road, Central Zone, Science & Technology Park, Nanshan, Shenzhen, P. R. China

.................................................................. 3 1.................................................................................................................................... 3 Main Features ...............................................................................................27 Wireless Statistics..............................2 2..................5..............2 4............................ 34 4.........................................4..................4.............................................................2 4.......................5......................................................................................................................................2 4.... 5 1........................3 DHCP Settings...............................................................................4.............................................CONTENTS Package Contents .......................35 Factory Defaults....................................................................................5 4.............29 4..4 Login .........1 4................ 33 System Tools ...............................5 The Rear Panel................................................................ 7 Connecting the Device.........................................................16 Wireless Mode .....................................2 The Front Panel ...................36 .......................................................................4 4........... 15 Wireless ..................................1 4.............................7...... 7 Basic Requirements ............................................................................................................. 7 Chapter 3 Configure PC..................................................................5........................................................................3...............................6 4..........22 Security Settings..4...................5 DHCP.........6 Chapter 2 Hardware Installation .......................................................3 Firmware............................. 30 4..4................. 2 Chapter 1 Introduction.....................36 Backup & Restore...................................................1 2....................................................... 4 Appearance...................................................................................................................3........................................................................................................................................................................32 Address Reservation ....2 1............................................................................................................... 13 Status..........................4...1 4.................17 Survey.............7................................................................................................1 1......23 MAC Filtering .................. 1 Conventions ............................................................................................................7 Wireless Settings ........................................................1 1..........30 DHCP Clients List .............................1 4...........................................................................................................7..............................................................6 Basic Settings .... 7 2........... 13 Network............................................32 4.........3 Before You Begin................................................. 1 Overview of This Guide ....................................................3 4.................................................................................................. 16 4.......................................................................................................................................... 9 Chapter 4 Configure the Device...............................................2 4................... 13 4..............3 Product Overview......................3 4...

...... 45 .................. 42 Appendix C: Troubleshooting ...........................................................................................................................7.................................... 39 Appendix B: Factory Defaults .............................................................................. 43 Appendix D: Specifications........................................................................................7...5 4..............38 Appendix A: Application Example ........4 4.............................................................7..............37 SysLog..................................37 Password .....................................................................................................................................................................................6 Reboot .......4.................................... 44 Appendix E: Glossary ............................

which may differ from the actual situation. Conventions The AP or TL-WA500G. 1 . You can set the parameters according to your demand.Package Contents The following items should be found in your package: TL-WA500G 54Mbps Wireless Access Point Resource CD. Parameters provided in the pictures are just references for setting up the product. If any of the listed items are damaged or missing. please contact your distributor. or device mentioned in this User guide stands for TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point without any explanations. including: This User Guide Other Helpful Information Power Adapter for TL-WA500G Wireless Access Point 54Mbps Two Ethernet Cables Note: Make sure that the package contains the above items.

1 Login: 4.3 Connecting the Device: Chapter 3 Configure the PC: Chapter 4 Configure the Device: 4. Introduces advantages of using this AP.2 Status: 4. change the default password. Allows you to update the firmware.2 Basic Requirement: 2. Tells how to configure the IP address of your PC in order to access the AP. Guides to establish the wireless network in different wireless modes and deploy the security features appropriate to your needs. Gives descriptions of LEDs. Introduces how to set your AP to be a DHCP server so that the AP will automatically assign an IP address for your PC. Allows you to make some advanced configurations for your wireless network.1 Product Overview: 1.6 Wireless Settings: 4.1 Before You Begin: 2. restore the factory defaults.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Overview of This Guide Package Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction: Tells what are contained in the box. Gives an introduction for the TL-WA500G Wireless Access Point. Tells how to log on to the web-based management page. Gives information about the AP’s current configuration. Introduces main features and their benefits. Tells how to connect the AP and the requirements. Tells how to configure the IP parameters of AP.3 Appearance: Chapter 2 Hardware Installation: 2.2 Main Feature: 1.5 DHCP: 4. ports and buttons on the front and rear panel.4 Wireless: 4. Introduces some basic requirements for successful installation and long-term use Introduces steps to connect the AP. Tells how to configure the AP via the web-based management page.7 System Tools: 2 . and view the system Log. backup the current version. Gives suggestions for better performance of the wireless network.3 Network: 4. 1.

11b solutions. WiFi protected Access (WPA2. It supports an easy. as well as advanced Firewall protections. including SSID broadcast control and wireless LAN 64/128/152-bit WEP encryption.PSK). which is 2-3 times of traditional IEEE 802. It allows for greater range and mobility within your wireless network while also allowing you to connect the wireless devices to a wired environment.36m tested in China.11g and IEEE 802. 3 . The transmission range is extended to 4-9 times. Even though you may not be familiar with the Access Point. Powered by 2x to 3x eXtended Range™ WLAN transmission technology.PSK. With multiple protection measures. 1. WPA. please look through this Guide to get the full information of the TL-WA500G 54Mbps Wireless Access Point. TL-WA500G Wireless Access Point provides exceptional transmission distance. Before installing the AP. Increased mobility and the absence of cabling will be beneficial for your network.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Chapter 1 Introduction Thank you for choosing the TL-WA500G 54Mbps Wireless Access Point. up to 855. the TL-WA500G Wireless Access Point delivers complete data privacy. web-based setup for installation and management. you can easily configure it with the help of this Guide.1 Product Overview The TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point is dedicated to Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) wireless network solutions.

IEEE802. Point to Multi-point) Supports Firmware Upgrade You can easily upgrade the firmware to the latest version through the web-based management page Allows you to manage your wireless LAN easily through the web-based management page.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 1.11b.3u standards Adopts 2x to 3x eXtended Range™ Supports 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6Mbps or 11/5. IEEE802.2 Main Features Features Benefits PCs with different wireless standards can communicate with each other Extends the wireless LAN transmission range for your Complies with IEEE802.3.5/3/2/1Mbps wireless LAN data transfer rates Provides multiple encryption security Types including: 64/128/152-bit WEP WPA/WPA2 WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Supports Built-in DHCP server Supports MAC address filtering The AP can auto-negotiate the rate with the wireless devices Secures your data while the data packets are being transmitted Supports dynamic IP address distributing Allows you to control the access rights of the wireless stations. IEEE802. while the management by remote computer is also available Supports Remote and Web management 4 . depending on the stations' MAC addresses Makes the AP an ideal solution for your wireless local area network You can create a wireless local area network Supports multiple operating modes including: Access Point Client Repeater Wirelessly connects Ethernet devices Relays signal between its stations and the root AP for greater wireless range Bridges the AP and another AP also in bridge mode to connect two or more wired LANs Bridge (Point to Point.11g.

TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 1. 5 . LAN and WLAN.1 The Front Panel Figure 1-1 TL-WA500G front panel Viewed from left to right. System.3 Appearance 1.3. the TL-WA500G has four status LEDs: Power. LED Explanation Name Power System Status On Off Flashing Off On LAN Flashing Off WLAN Flashing Off The AP is Powered on The AP is Powered off The AP is working properly The AP has a hard ware error There is a device linked to the corresponding port but no activity There is data being transmitted or received wirelessly There is no device linked to the corresponding port The Wireless Radio function is enabled The Wireless Radio function is disabled Indication Note: The LEDs' explanation above shows the device's working status after initialization.

And then release the button and wait the router to reboot to its factory default settings.3. 6 . such as a switch or a router. use a pin to press and hold the Reset button (about 5 seconds) until the System LED becomes quick-flash from slow-flash. LAN: One LAN 10/100Mbps RJ45 port connects to a network device.2 The Rear Panel Figure 1-2 TL-WA500G rear panel Viewed from left to right. Note: Ensure the AP is powered on before it restarts completely. There are two ways to reset the Access Point’s factory defaults: Method one: With the Router powered on. the following parts are located on the rear panel of TL-WA500G. Wireless antenna:The external antenna is used to transmit and receive wireless data. Method two: Restore the default settings from “System Tools > Factory Defaults” of the Modem's Web-based management page.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 1. RESET: The Reset button is used to restore the AP’s factory default settings. POWER: The power port connects to the power adapter provided with the TL-WA500G 54Mbps Wireless Access Point.

TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Chapter 2 Hardware Installation 2.0 or above Operating temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉) Operating Humidity: 10%~90%RH. 2). any heater or heating vent Leave at least 2 inches (5cm) space around the device for heat dissipation Turn off your AP and unplug the power adapter in a lighting storm to avoid damage Web browser. The operating distance range of your wireless connection can vary significantly depending on the physical position of the wireless devices.1 Before You Begin Please read this User Guide carefully before installing and using the equipment. Avoid redundant obstacles and interference between the wireless devices. 2. such as a microwave oven or refrigerator. For best performance of your wireless network. and walls. Place the AP near the center of the area in which your computers operates.2 Basic Requirements Use only the power adapter provided with your AP The electrical outlet shall be installed near the device and shall be easily accessible Place your AP in a well ventilated place far from direct sunlight.0 or above. such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5. you are suggested to: 1). Figure 2-1 The Example of Infrastructure Network Incorporating the TL-WA500G 7 . Netscape Navigator 6.3 Connecting the Device Figure 2-1 is an example of the typical application of TL-WA500G in the infrastructure network. Factors that can weaken signals by getting in the way of your network’s radio waves are metal appliances or obstructions. Non-condensing 2. Keep your AP away from appliances with a strong electric field or magnetic field. Typical ranges vary base on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or office. An Infrastructure network contains an access point or a wireless router.

5. Then you can connect a desktop PC or laptop to your network.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide To establish a typical connection of the AP. (Make sure your computer or laptop is equipped with a Wireless Adapter. Power on the AP. Connect the Ethernet Broadband Router to the TL-WA500G Access Point. please refer to Appendix A Application Example. 3. please take the following steps: 1. 8 . 4.) Note: If you are not so clear about how to connect your devices to the network. upright is a good direction. Normally. Adjust the direction of the antenna. Connect the Cable or DSL modem to a Router. 2. Locate an optimum location for the AP. The best place is usually near the center of the area in which your PC(s) will wirelessly connect.

Connect the local PCs to the LAN ports on the AP and configure the IP address manually for your PCs.168.255. 1. The wireless adapter-equipped computers in your network must be in the same IP Address range without overlap with each other. and the Default gateway as 192. Figure 3-1 2. On the My Network Connections window shown as Figure 3-2 below. 9 . the Subnet mask as 255.0. right-click LAN (Local Area Connection) and choose Properties.255.1. right-click My Network Connections and choose Properties.168. Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen).1.254 for your PC by following the instructions below.* (* is any integer between 1 to 253). Manually configure the IP address as 192.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Chapter 3 Configure PC This chapter will guide you to configure your PC to communicate with the AP.

In the General tab of Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window. highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. 10 . Figure 3-3 4. Configure the IP address manually.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 3-2 3.

255.255. 11 .168.168.254 into the Default gateway filed.168. Now. The following example is in Windows XP Operating System.0.* (* is any value between 1 to 253. 255.168. Subnet mask is 255.1.* (* is any integer between 1 to 253) into the IP address filed. c) Figure 3-4 1) Open TCP/IP Properties of the LAN card in your PC. Gateway is 192.TL-WA500G a) b) 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Select Use the following IP address. select run tab. and type ping 192.168.0 into the Subnet mask filed and 192.1. Open a command prompt.254.254 on the screen that appears.255. and then press Enter. From the Start menu on your desktop. enter the IP address as 192. 2) 3) If the result displayed is similar to that shown in Figure below.1. Enter 192.255.1. you can run the Ping command in the command prompt to verify the network connection between your PC and the AP. Click Ok to keep your settings. DNS address is the value provided by ISP). type cmd in the field.1. the connection between your PC and the AP has been established.

your PC’s IP address must be within the range of 192. Figure 3-6 Please check following these steps: 1). Check to see if your PC and the AP are right connected. 2).TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 3-5 If the result displayed is similar to that shown in Figure below.168.168.1.254. it means that your PC has not connected to the AP. The LED of LAN port which you link to on the device and the LED on your PC’s adapter should be lit up.253.1.1 ~ 192.1.168. Make sure the TCP/IP for your PC is right configured. 12 . If the AP’s IP address is 192.

168. 4. Wireless Settings and System Tools. Go to Tools menu>Internet Options>Connections>LAN Settings.1. DHCP.1 Login Open your web browser. Then click OK or press Enter. cancel the Using Proxy checkbox. which can be launched on any windows. you can configure and manage the AP. Submenus will be available after clicking one of the main menus. 13 . Wireless. Network. Netscape® Navigator. Macintosh or UNIX OS with a web browser. 4. Type in IP address http://192. On the right of the web-based management page lies the detailed explanations and instructions for the corresponding page.2 Status Selecting Status will enable you to view the AP’s current status and configuration. all of which is read-only. Figure 4-2 Login Windows Note: If the above screen does not prompt. Safari. in the screen that appears.4-2 below. Opera or Chrome) management page. Figure 4-1 Login to the AP Enter admin for the User Name and Password (both in lower case letters) in Figure. Firefox.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Chapter 4 Configure the Device This Chapter describes how to configure your Access Point via the web-based management page. After a successful login. it means that your web-browser has been set to a proxy. There are six main menus on the leftmost column of the web-based management page: Status. and click OK to finish it. The TL-WA500G 54Mbps Wireless Access Point is easy to configure and manage with the Web-based ( Internet Explorer.254 in the address field of web browser and press Enter.

Note: If you select client mode in Figure 4-7 the wireless status in Figure 4-3 will change. as it showed below: 14 . including Operating Mode.This field displays the current settings or information for the Network. Traffic Statistics .This field displays the run time of the AP since it's powered on or reset. Mode. IP address and Subnet Mask.This field displays the AP's traffic statistics. Hardware Version .This field displays the current hardware version of the AP LAN . MAC Address and IP Address. SSID. Wireless .This field displays basic information or status for wireless function. including the MAC address.This field displays the current firmware version of the AP. Channel.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-3 AP Status Firmware Version . System Up Time .

168. 15 . you must use the new IP Address to login the AP.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 4.0 as the subnet mask. Note: If you change the IP Address. If the new LAN IP Address you set is not in the same subnet. Subnet Mask . the IP Address pool in the DHCP sever will not take effect. Figure 4-4 Network Type .Select Dynamic IP to get IP address from DHCP server or select Static IP to configure IP address manually from the drop-down list. MAC Address .1.254). Gateway . Selecting Network will enable you to configure the IP parameters of Network on this page. The value can't be changed.255.Enter the IP address of your AP in dotted-decimal notation (factory default setting is 192.3 Network The Network option allows you to customize your local network manually by changing the default settings of the AP. Normally use 255.The physical address of the AP.255.The gateway should be in the same subnet with your IP address. IP Address . until they are re-configured.An address code that determines the size of the network.

Clicking any of them will enable you to configure the corresponding function. 16 .Identifies your wireless network name. Figure 4-6 Wireless Settings SSID (Set Service Identifier) . improving functionality and performance for wireless network. Wireless mode. Figure 4-5 The Wireless menu 4. Here you can create a wireless local area work just through a few settings. the AP can secure your data and provide greater security for your wireless network. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.4 Wireless The Wireless option. There are five submenus under the Wireless menu (shown in Figure 4-5): Basic Settings. With three different security types. Create a name up to 32 characters and make sure all wireless points in the wireless network with the same SSID. can help you make the AP an ideal solution for your wireless network. Channel . TP-LINK is NOT the same as tp-link.4.1 Basic Settings Selecting Wireless > Basic Settings will enable you to configure the basic settings for your wireless network on the screen below (Figure 4-6).TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 4. This value is case-sensitive. For example. MAC Filtering and Wireless Statistics. MAC filtering allows you to control wireless stations accessing the AP and Wireless Statistics enables you to get detailed information about the current connected wireless stations. Security Settings. The default SSID is TP-LINK_xxxxxx (xxxxxx indicates the last unique six characters of each device’s MAC address).Determines the operating frequency to be used. It is not necessary to change the wireless channel unless you notice interference problems with another nearby access point.

4.11b) . 11Mbps (802. the dialog shown in Figure appears below.11g and 802. The wireless basic settings for this version are shown below. and wait the AP reboot automatically.11b wireless stations can connect to the AP. Click OK. version for North America does not have region selection option. Note: The default region is United States.2 Wireless Mode Selecting Wireless > Wireless Mode will enable you to set up the wireless mode for your wireless network appropriate to your needs on the screen below. Select your region from the drop-down list.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Mode . Region .Both 802. please contact your local government agency for assistance. Note: Restricted by local law regulations. Note: To apply any settings you have altered on the page.11b wireless stations can connect to the AP.Select the desired wireless mode. When you select your local region from the pull-down list. 4. 17 .Only 802. The options are: • • 54Mbps (802.11g) .Specifies the region where the wireless function of the AP can be used. If your country or region is not listed. please click the Save button.

The AP provides five operating modes: Access Point. wireless stations will not be able to access the AP.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-7 Wireless Mode Settings Disable Wireless . Bridge (point to point).Selecting the radio button before Disable Wireless will deny wireless stations access. Client. 18 . The wireless of this AP can be enabled or disabled to allow wireless stations access. If disabled. Bridge (point to Multi-point). Repeater.

The AP client can connect to AP with WDS enabled or disabled. to which it is associated. Note: If the available AP can’t support with WDS.Checking the Enable WDS (Wireless Distribution System) box will forward all traffic from wired networks in the format of WDS frames consist of four address fields. three address frames are used. 19 . Configure AP3 in Repeater mode with the MAC address of its root AP (AP2). If WDS is disabled. the AP client will connect to AP according to MAC address. MAC of AP . If you select the radio button before MAC of AP. please select the option.Enter the MAC address of AP that you want to access. you may select Client mode without WDS or Universal Repeater mode to associate with the AP. Universal Repeater . In this way. • Enable WDS . Client .Enter the SSID of AP that you want to access. • • Repeater . and thus creating an extended virtual LAN. Bridge (point to Multi-point).The Universal Repeater mode allows APs without WDS function to be communicated with. If you select the radio button before SSID.Checking the Enable SSID Broadcast box will enable Wireless Access Point to broadcast its name (SSID).TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Note: AP provides five operational modes: Access Point. Repeater. SSID .The Access Point mode allows wireless stations including AP clients to access. Bridge (point to point).The Client mode allows one or more remote LANs to connect a central LAN. Here is an example of how to configure wireless repeater. 1. • Enable SSID Broadcast . The wireless repeater relays signal between its stations and the root AP for greater wireless range.The wireless Repeater mode allows the AP with its own BSS and with WDS enabled to relay data to a root AP. any station of the Remote LAN can successfully communicate with any station of the central LAN. If your AP supports WDS well. Wireless Stations can’t associate with AP Clients. the AP client will connect to AP according to SSID. Access Point . Configure AP2 in Repeater mode with the MAC address of its root AP (AP1). Please input the MAC address of root AP in the field of MAC of AP. as if all of them belong to the same physical LAN. Configure the Operating Mode of the TL-WA500G Access Points. • • • Configure AP1 on LAN Segment 1 in Access Point mode. Client.

Bridge (Point to Point) .TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-8 Wireless repeating 2. • With AP mode: Checking With AP mode box will make your AP support AP mode as well when it is in Bridge (Point to Point) mode. 20 . Verify the wireless security parameters for all access points.This Point to Point mode allows the AP to bridge another AP also in bridge mode to connect two wired LANs. 2. A computer on any LAN segment should be able to connect to the Internet or share files and printers with any other PCs or servers connected to any of the three WLAN segments. However. Verify connectivity across the LANs. Note: You can extend this repeating by adding up to 2 additional TL-WA500Gs configured in repeater mode. Configure and verify the following parameters for both access points: 3. the bandwidth decreases as you add Repeaters to the network. Configure the TL-WA500G (AP1) on LAN Segment 1 in Point-to-Point Bridge mode. Please input the MAC address of the other AP in the field of MAC of AP. since Repeater configurations communicate in half-duplex mode. you can extend the range of the wireless network with wireless antenna accessories. Figure 4-9 Point to Point Bridge 1. Also. 3. Here is an example of how to configure Point-to-Point Bridge. if any. Configure the TL-WA500G (AP2) on LAN Segment 2 in Point-to-Point Bridge mode. AP1 must have AP2’s MAC address in its MAC Address field and AP2 must have AP1’s MAC address in its MAC Address field.

and security settings if any.TL-WA500G • • 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Both use the same Channel and security settings if security is in use. Verify connectivity across the LAN 1 and LAN 2. and 21 . • • All TL-WA500G Access Points use the same Channel. configure TL-WA500G (AP1) on LAN Segment 1 in Point-to-Multi-Point Bridge mode. The MAC addresses of AP2 and AP3 are required in AP1. Verify the following parameters for all access points. Configure TL-WA500G (AP2) on LAN Segment 2 in Point-to-Point Bridge mode with the MAC Address of AP1. Configure the Operating Mode of the TL-WA500G Access Points. • • 2. All Point-to-Point APs must have AP1’s MAC address in its AP MAC address field.This mode allows the AP to bridge up to 6 APs also in bridge mode to connect two or more wired LANs. Configure the TL-WA500G (AP3) on LAN 3 in Point-to-Point Bridge mode with the MAC Address of AP1. • With AP mode: Checking With AP mode box will make your AP support AP mode as well when it is in Bridge (Point to Multi-Point) mode. • Because it is in the central location. Please input the MAC address of other APs in the field of MAC of AP1 to MAC of AP6. A computer on either LAN segment should be able to connect to the Internet or share files and printers of any other PCs or servers connected to LAN Segment 1 or LAN Segment 2. Figure 4-10 Point to Multi-point Bridge 1. Bridge (Point to Multi-Point) . Here is an example of how to configure multi-point bridging.

Verify connectivity across the LANs. Click Connect to select the desired AP to communicate with.Here displays the BSSID of the AP. Signal . BSSID . The changes won’t take effect until the AP is rebooted. If you require wireless stations to access any LAN segment. 3. please click the Save button. Security .Here displays the AP communicates in privacy. 4. • • A computer on any LAN segment should be able to connect to the Internet or share files and printers with any other PCs or servers connected to any of the three LAN segments.4.Choose one AP from the list to connect to.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide AP1 must have all All Point-to-Point APs’ MAC addresses.Here displays the channel the AP works in. you can add TL-WA500G Access Points configured in Wireless Access Point mode to any LAN segment.Here displays the signal received from the AP.Here displays the SSID of the AP. SSID . Note: To apply any settings you have altered on the page. Note: You can extend this multi-point bridging by adding additional TL-WA500Gs configured in Point-to-Point mode for each additional LAN segment. 22 . you can extend the range of the wireless network with wireless antenna accessories. usually also the MAC address of the AP.Here displays the index of the entry. Channel . Click Save and wait for the AP to reboot automatically.3 Survey After selecting a mode and pressing button Survey on the Figure 4-7 you can view all of APs around you on this page. and then the basic settings will show again. Wireless stations will not be able to connect to the TL-WA500G Access Points in the illustration above. and wait the AP reboot automatically. Choose . Figure 4-11 AP List ID . Furthermore.

4. surveying can’t work. Wireless security can be set on the following screen shown as Figure 4-12.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Note: If wireless is disabled. And if Access Point mode is selected.4 Security Settings Selecting Wireless > Security Settings will enable you to configure wireless security for your wireless network to protect your data from intruders. WPA/WPA2 and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK. there is no reason and no choice to connect to another AP. 23 . The AP provides three security types: WEP. as it showed below.4.

WEP Wired Equivalent Privacy. It is strongly recommended that you uncheck the box and choose one of following security types to enable security for your wireless network. 24 . a data privacy mechanism based on a 64/128/152-bit shard key algorithm. can provide security by encrypting data over your wireless network so that it is protected as it is transmitted from one wireless device to another.Selecting the radio button before Disable Security will allow the wireless stations to connect the AP without encryption. as described in the IEEE 802. Selecting the radio button before WEP to secure your wireless network.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-12 Wireless Securities Disable Security .11 standard.

a-f. or 128-bit. EAP. Selecting the radio button before WPA/WPA2 to secure your wireless network. a-f.Stands for any combination of hexadecimal digits (0-9.Select 802. Open System . zero key is not permitted) or 5 ASCII characters. Key Type . "Disabled" means this WEP key entry is invalid. can ensure that only authorized network users can access the network and protect your network from intruders. These values must be identical on all wireless stations in your network.Stands for any combination of keyboard characters in the specified length. you must create keys to the WEP Key fields with ASCII characters. zero key is not permitted) or 16 ASCII characters. Note: If you do not set the key. you must create keys to the WEP Key fields with hexadecimal digits.) for encryption. Hexadecimal . Shared Key .TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-13 WEP Type .Select Shared Key or Open System authentication type automatically based on the wireless station's capability and request. 25 .Select the radio button before a key of the Key Selected and enter the matching WEP key information for your network. When selecting this format. WEP Key Format -Select ASCII or Hexadecimal format from the drop-down list.Enter 26 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9. ASCII . For 64-bit encryption . zero key is not permitted) or 13 ASCII characters. a-f. or 152-bit. improves the features of WEP through adopting the TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol). For 152-bit encryption -Enter 32 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9.Select the WEP key length (64-bit. a-f.Enter 10 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9. A-F. A-F. A-F.11 Shared Key authentication. the wireless security function is still disabled even if you have selected Shared Key as Authentication Type. A-F) in the specified length. When selecting this format.WPA/WPA2 authenticates your wireless connecting through the EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol).Select 802. WPA/WPA2 Wi-Fi Protected Access.Select one of following types from the drop-down list: Automatic . but you should set up a Radius Server first.11 Open System authentication. WEP Key settings . For 128-bit encryption . built on a more secure public key encryption system.

Selecting the radio button before WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK to secure your wireless network based on pre-shared passphrase.Enter the port that radius service used. Automatic .Select WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK automatically based on the wireless station's capability and request. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long.Enter the password for the Radius Server. The password can include symbols(!?*_) and spaces. WPA-PSK/ WPA2-PSK Pre-shared key of WPA. Radius Port .WPA version 2. 26 . WPA . Figure 4-15 WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Version .Pre-shared key of WPA.Temporal Key Integrity Protocol.Wi-Fi Protected Access. Radius Password . WPA2 .Select Automatic. AES .Select one of following versions from the drop-down list: Automatic .Select one of following versions from the drop-down list: Automatic .Select WPA or WPA2 automatically based on the wireless station's capability and request. TKIP or AES from the drop-down list.Advanced Encryption Standard. This key must be identical for your wireless Access Point.Select TKIP or AES automatically based on the wireless station’s capability and request. TKIP . Radius Server IP .TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-14 WPA/WPA2 Version . Encryption . WPA-PSK . WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK uses a password or key to authenticate your wireless connection.Enter the IP address of the Radius Server.

Note: The AP will reboot automatically after you click the Save button. The value can be either 0 or at least 30. Enter 0 to disable the update.4.Specify the group key update interval in seconds. please select Allow the stations not specified by any entries in the list to access.Pre-shared key of WPA2. otherwise. otherwise.5 MAC Filtering Selecting Wireless > MAC Filtering will allow you to set up some filtering rules to control wireless stations accessing the AP. If you desire the unspecified wireless stations can access the AP.TL-WA500G WPA2-PSK . which depend on the station’s MAC address on the following screen as shown Figure 4-16. Be sure to click Save to save your settings on this page. please click Enable. please select Deny the stations not specified by any enabled entries in the list to access. Group Key Update Period . 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide PSK Passphrase . 4. Figure 4-16 Wireless MAC address Filtering If you want to enable the Wireless MAC Address Filtering feature. keep the default setting of Disabled.Enter a passphrase with 8-63 characters. Figure 4-17 Add or Modify Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry 27 .

Status .. 2.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide MAC Address .Give a simple description of the wireless station. enter wireless station A in the Description field. you should configure the Wireless MAC Address Filtering list following these steps: 1. select Disabled. while all other wireless stations cannot access the AP. please select Enabled. Deny means denying the station to access the AP. Deny from the drop-down list.. Otherwise. Select the radio button: Deny the stations not specified by any enabled entries in the list to access for Filtering Rules. Delete all or disable all entries if there are any entries existing already. Click Save to save this entry. To enable the above settings. 2. 3. the wireless station B with MAC address 00-0A-EB. Click Disable All to make all the entries ineffective.Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry from the drop-down list. and enter the MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-BE in the MAC Address field. Privilege . Description . 4. Enter the value as desired in the Add or Modify Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry page.07-BE be able to access the AP. For example: If you desire that the wireless station A with MAC address 00-0A-EB-00. select Allow in the Privilege drop-down list and select Enabled in the Status pull-down list. you can see the filtering rules you configured are similar to the following list as in figure 28 .Select Allow. For example: 00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B. To modify or delete an existing entry: 1. Click Next to go to the next page. Click Add New. Click Previous to return to the previous page.00-07-5F not be able to access the AP. For example: Wireless station A. Click Enable to enable this function. Click Delete All to delete all the entries. Repeat step 4 using 00-0A-EB-00-07-BE. Allow means allowing the station to access the AP. 5. Click Edit or Delete in the Modify column in the Wireless MAC Address Filtering Table. Click Enable All to make all the entries effective. the MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-5F instead of After finishing the above steps. and click Save.Enter MAC address of wireless station that you want to filter. The format of the MAC Address is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (X is any hexadecimal digit). Click Save and Back.

thus. Figure 4-19 The AP attached wireless stations MAC Address . one of STA-AUTH / STA-ASSOC / STA-JOINED / WPA / WPA-PSK / WPA2 / WPA2-PSK / AP-UP / AP-DOWN / Disconnected. 29 .6 Wireless Statistics Selecting Wireless > Wireless Statistics will enable you to view MAC Address. If you enable the function and select the Deny the stations not specified by any enabled entries in the list to access for Filtering Rules. and there are not any enable entries in the list. however.Packets received by the station. the wireless station B will still not be able to access the AP. Current Status.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-18 Add or Modify Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry Note: If you select the radio button Allow the stations not specified by any enabled entries in the list to access for Filtering Rules. 4. other wireless stations that are not in the list will be able to access the AP.4. Current Status . Received Packets . Received Packets and Sent Packets for each connected wireless station. no wireless stations can access the AP.Running status of the connected wireless station.Here displays MAC address of the connected wireless station.

The DHCP Server can be configured on the page (shown as Figure 4-21): 30 . Note: This page will be refreshed automatically every 5 seconds. If the numbers of connected wireless stations go beyond one page. 4. There are three submenus under the DHCP menu (shown as Figure 4-20): DHCP Settings. which provides the TCP/IP configuration for all the PCs that are connected to the system on the LAN. 4.TL-WA500G Sent Packets .5 DHCP DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. This protocol simplifies network management and allows new wireless devices to receive IP addresses automatically without the need to manually assign new IP addresses.Packets sent by the station.1 DHCP Settings Selecting DHCP > DHCP Settings will enable you to set up the AP as a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server. 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide You cannot change any of the values on this page. click Next to go to the next page and click Previous to return the previous page. Clicking any of them will enable you to configure the corresponding function. The DHCP Server will automatically assign dynamic IP addresses to the computers on the network. DHCP Clients List and Address Reservation.5. click Refresh. To update this page and to show the current connected wireless stations. Figure 4-20 The DHCP menu. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.

0.Selecting the radio button before Disable/Enable will disable/enable the DHCP server on your AP. After the time is up.Enter an IP address for the DHCP Server to start with when assigning IP addresses.0. you must have another DHCP server within your network or else you must manually configure the computer. 192. The default value is 120 minutes. This function will take effect until the AP reboots.0. Default Domain (optional) .1. The default setting is Disable.0. 31 . The time is measured in minutes. Address Lease Time .0.Enter the domain name of the your DHCP server. 192.0. The factory default setting is 0. Default Gateway (optional) .Enter the IP address of another DNS server if your ISP provides two DNS servers. you must configure all computers on the LAN as "Obtain an IP Address automatically" mode. Primary DNS (optional) . The range of the time is 1 ~ 2880 minutes.0.1.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-21 DHCP Settings DHCP Server .168. Secondary DNS (optional) . Consult your ISP if you don’t know the DNS value. the PC will be automatically assigned a new dynamic IP address.Enter the IP address of the gateway for your LAN.Enter an IP address for the DHCP Server to end with when assigning IP addresses.100 is the default start IP address.0.Enter the amount of time for the PC to connect to the AP with its current assigned dynamic IP address. You can leave the field blank. The factory default setting is 0.199 is the default end address.Enter the DNS IP address provided by your ISP. Note: To use the DHCP server function of the AP. The factory default setting is 0. If you disable the Server.0. End IP Address .168. Start IP Address .

Assigned IP . click on the Refresh button. 32 . MAC Address. 4. MAC Address .Here displays the index of the DHCP client.Here displays the MAC address of the PC for which you want to reserve IP address.5.Here displays the name of the DHCP client.Here displays the IP address that the AP has allocated to the DHCP client.3 Address Reservation Selecting DHCP > Address Reservation will enable you to specify a reserved IP address for a PC on the LAN. The screen below is used for address reservation (shown in Figure 4-23).5. Lease Time . Before the time is up.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 4. To update this page and to show the current attached devices. so the PC will always obtain the same IP address each time when it accesses the AP.Here displays the MAC address of the DHCP client. Reserved IP addresses should be assigned to servers that require permanent IP settings. Client Name . Figure 4-23 Address Reservation MAC Address .Here displays the time of the DHCP client leased. DHCP client will request to renew the lease automatically. Assigned IP and Lease Time for each DHCP Client attached to the AP (Figure 4-22): Figure 4-22 DHCP Clients List ID . You cannot change any of the values on this page.2 DHCP Clients List Selecting DHCP > DHCP Clients List will enable you to view the Client Name.

Note: The function won't take effect until the AP reboots. 3.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Reserved IP Address .Here displays the IP address of the AP reserved. 2.Preamble is part of the wireless signal that synchronizes network 33 . to add a new Address Reservation entry. To Reserve IP addresses: 1. Click Save to keep your changes.. If you wish to delete the entry.6 Wireless Settings Wireless Settings focuses on some advanced settings for your wireless network. Checking Enable WMM (Wi-Fi MultiMedia) box will enable Wi-Fi MultiMedia Enable AP Isolation .. Click Save to keep your changes. Click Save when finished.Checking Enable AP Isolation box will isolate all connected wireless stations so that wireless stations can not access each other through WLAN. Select the reserved address entry to your needs and click Modify. You can configure the settings on the screen below (Figure 4-24) Figure 4-24 AP Wireless Advanced Settings Enable WMM Function. make all of the entry fields blank. Click Next to go to the next page and Click Previous to return the previous page. Click Add New. To delete all Reserved IP addresses: Click Delete All to delete all reserved IP addresses. 2. This option is available only for AP mode. Disable short preamble . Enter the MAC address in XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX format and IP address in dotted-decimal notation of the computer you wish to add. 4. To modify a Reserved IP address: 1.

4. Reboot.Specifies the maximum packet size used for fragmentation. and Syslog.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide traffic. Clicking any of them will enable you to configure the corresponding function. 34 . version for North America does not have power selection option. Note: The AP will reboot automatically after you click the Save button. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. Beacon Interval . RTS threshold . The wireless advanced settings for this version are shown below. Note: Restricted by local law regulations. Factory Defaults.Specifies the packet size that is used to determine if RTS/CTS should be sent. Power . A long transmit preamble may provide a more reliable connection or slightly longer range. High network traffic areas should use the shorter preamble type.Select the transmit power of the access point from the drop-down list. Besides. Checking Disable short preamble box will disable short preamble and use long preamble only.7 System Tools System Tools option helps you to optimize the configuration of your device. Password.Specifies the interval time between two successive beacons. There are six submenus under the System Tools menu (shown as Figure 4-25): Firmware. 802. you can find out what happened to the system in Syslog. A short preamble gives better performance.11b mode supports only long preamble and this parameter will be ignored. You should change the default password to a more secure one because it controls access to the AP’s web-based management page. Backup & Restore. Fragmentation threshold . You can upgrade the AP to the most recent version of firmware as well as back up or restore the AP’s configuration files.

To upgrade the AP's firmware.Displays the current firmware version. There is no need to upgrade the firmware unless the new firmware has a new feature you want to use. Download a more recent firmware upgrade file from the TP-LINK website (www. Note: Do not turn off the AP or press the Reset button while the firmware is being upgraded. 2. The upgrade file must accord with the current hardware version.Locate the position path of the upgrade file.com and can be downloaded for free.1 Firmware Selecting System Tools > Firmware allows you to upgrade the AP to the most recent version of firmware on the screen below (Figure 4-26). you can try to upgrade the firmware. Note: When you upgrade the AP's firmware. Click Browse to view the folders and select the downloaded file. Firmware Version .TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-25 The System Tools menu 4. so make sure you write down the AP settings before you upgrade its firmware.7. However. 35 .com). Figure 4-26 Firmware Upgrade File .Displays the current hardware version. you may lose its configuration settings. Hardware Version . when experiencing problems caused by the AP itself. Click Upgrade.tp-link. 3.tp-link. follow these instructions: 1. New firmware versions are posted on www.

Figure 4-27 Restore Factory Default Click the Restore button to reset all configuration settings to their default values. 4.7. Figure 4-28 Save or Restore the Configuration Click Backup to save all configuration settings to your local computer as a file.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide The AP will reboot after the Upgrading has been finished.7. • • • • The default User Name: admin The default Password: admin The default IP Address: 192. Note: 1.254 The default Subnet Mask: 255. 36 .0 Note: Any settings you have saved will be lost when the default settings are reset.2 Factory Defaults Selecting System Tools > Factory Defaults allows you to restore the factory default settings for the AP on the screen below (Figure 4-27). 4. The current configuration will be covered with the uploading configuration file. To restore the AP's configuration. follow these instructions: • • Click Browse to find the configuration file which you want to restore.168.255.3 Backup & Restore Selecting System Tools > Backup & Restore allows you to save all configuration settings to your local computer as a file or restore the AP's configuration.1. Click Restore to update the configuration with the file whose path is the one you have input or selected in the blank.255.

All users who try to access the AP's web-based management page or Quick Setup will be prompted for the AP's user name and password. The restoring process lasts for 20 seconds and restart automatically. Wrong process will lead the device unmanaged. 4.7. 37 . which include: • • • • • Change LAN IP Address. Static address assignment of DHCP server. (System will reboot automatically) DHCP service function. Upgrade the firmware of the AP (system will reboot automatically). 4. Do not power off the device during the process to avoid any damage. Some settings of the AP will take effect only after rebooting. Figure 4-29 Reboot the AP Click Reboot to reboot the AP.TL-WA500G 2.7.4 Reboot Selecting System Tools > Reboot allows you to reboot the AP on the screen below (Figure 4-29). Figure 4-30 Password It is strongly recommended that you change the factory default user name and password of the AP.5 Password Selecting System Tools > Password allows you to change the factory default user name and password of the AP on the screen below (Figure 4-30). Restore the AP's settings to factory default (system will reboot automatically). 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 3.

4. Click Refresh to refresh the logs. You can query the logs to find what happened to the AP. Click the Save button when finished.7. Figure 4-31 System Log The AP can keep logs of all traffic.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Note: The new user name and password can only consist of underline. It must not exceed 14 characters in length. Enter the new Password twice to confirm it. Click the Clear All button to clear all.6 SysLog Selecting System Tools > System Log allows you to query the Logs of the AP on the screen below (Figure 4-31). Click Clear ALL to clear all the logs. dash numbers or letters but not any spaces. 38 .

1.2 Wireless Mode. 4). Remove the Ethernet cable between the AP and your PC. 2).3 Security Settings. 3. Connect your AP to your PC with an Ethernet cable. 2. Configure the IP address for your PC to communicate with the AP referring to Chapter 3 Configure the PC.) You are suggested to change the SSID and secure your wireless network referring to 4.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Appendix A: Application Example The TL-WA500G allows you to connect a wireless device to the wired network. Configure the AP via a wired connection. Configure your PC to connect to the network wirelessly. 1). Configure your AP in the Access Point mode and check the Enable SSID Broadcast box referring to 4.(Here we choose TP-LINK as the SSID for example. Log on to the web-based management page. right-click My Network Connections and choose Properties. you can take the following instructions. Providing that you want to connect your computer equipped with wireless adapter to a wired network wirelessly.1 Basic Settings and 4. 1).4. Connect your AP to the LAN port on the Router with an Ethernet cable.4. Click Start ( in the lower left corner of the PC’s screen). 3). 39 . View the Wireless > Basic Settings page and keep the SSID of the AP in mind.4. 5).

3). Right-click the wireless connection icon “ View Available Wireless Networks.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 2). ” on the screen of the PC and then select 4). On the My Network Connections window. right-click Wireless Network and choose Enable to enable wireless network function. 40 . Highlight the SSID of the AP(Here is TP-LINK) and click Connect to add to the network.

TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 5). Then the following page will display. which indicates you have been successfully added to the network wirelessly. 41 .

0 0.0 TP-LINK_****** United States Disable Disable admin admin 192.0.0. Disable 192.0.100 192.1.0.0 Default Value 42 .0.255.0 0.1.1.0.254 255.168.168.255.168.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Appendix B: Factory Defaults Item Common Default Settings Username Password IP Address Subnet Mask Wireless SSID Region Wireless Security Wireless MAC Address Filtering DHCP DHCP Server Start IP Address End IP Address Address Lease Time Default Gateway (optional) Primary DNS (optional) Secondary DNS (optional) Note: The default SSID is TP-LINK_****** (****** indicates the last unique six characters of each device’s MAC address).199 120 minutes (Range:1 ~ 2880 minutes) 0. This value is case-sensitive.

1) 2) 3) Make sure the power cord is connected to the Access Point. check the following items. It takes a few seconds for the Power LED to light up. Check the following items. 2. Make sure the power adapter is connected to a functioning electrical outlet and the switch of the electrical outlet is on. 3. Check to see if the access point’s default configuration conflicts the configuration of other devices in your network. The computer with the wireless adapter may not have the correct TCP/IP settings to communicate with the network.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Appendix C: Troubleshooting 1. The LAN LED is not lit. Restart the computer and check if TCP/IP is set up properly for that network. switch. No LEDs are lit on the access point. Check the following items. If there the LED is still off. Use a standard Category 5 Ethernet patch cable. I can not access the AP with a wireless capable computer. you can use either a crossover cable or a normal patch cable. 3) 43 . If the network device has Auto Uplink™ (MDI/MDIX) ports. Restart the computer. The Access Point’s default values may not work with your network. 1) 2) You may not have the computer with the wireless adapter restarted to make TCP/IP changes take effect. Make sure the connected device is turned on. The usual setting for Windows is “Obtain an IP address automatically” in Network Properties. Wait a minute and check the status of Power LED. 1) 2) 3) Make sure the cable connectors are securely plugged in at the Access Point and the network device (hub. Make sure you are using the correct TP-LINK power adapter provided with your Access Point. There is a hardware connection problem. There is a configuration problem. or Router). Make sure the correct cable is used.

TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Appendix D: Specifications General Standards and Protocols Safety & Emission Ports IEEE 802. 4. 5 cable (maximum 100m) EIA/TIA-568 100Ω STP (maximum 100m) Cabling Type 100BASE-TX: UTP category 5. WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Physical and Environment Working Temperature Working Humidity Storage Temperature Storage Humidity 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉) 10% ~ 90% RH.3u.11b and 802. 802. Non-condensing 44 . WPA/WPA2.3. DHCP FCC、CE One 10/100M Auto-Negotiation LAN RJ45 port supporting Auto MDI/MDIX 10BASE-T: UTP category 3. 5e cable (maximum 100m) EIA/TIA-568 100Ω STP (maximum 100m) Wireless Wireless Data Rates WEP Wireless Encryptions 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6Mbps or 11/5. 802.11g. TCP/IP.5/3/2/1Mbps 64/128/152 bits 64/128/152-bit WEP. Non-condensing -40℃~70℃(-40℉~158℉) 5% ~ 90% RH.

This is typically the configuration parameter for a wireless PC card.net).11b and 802. longer-range wireless connections. as described in the IEEE 802. an industry standards group promoting interoperability among 802. 802.The size in bytes of the largest packet that can be transmitted. ISP (Internet Service Provider) .A wireless LAN transceiver or "base station" that can connect a wired LAN to one or many wireless devices.A company that provides access to the Internet. SSID .A descriptive name for an address or group of addresses on the Internet. WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) . Access points can also bridge to each other.wi-fi. and WEP encryption for security. 45 . which network serving users are limited in a local area. which gives users the ability to have robust. using OFDM modulation and operating in the unlicensed radio spectrum at 2. given by the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA.11g .The 802.A data privacy mechanism based on a 64-bit or 128-bit or 152-bit shared key algorithm.11b . Domain Name .A hacker attack designed to prevent your computer or network from operating or communicating. WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) .11b networks are also referred to as Wi-Fi networks.4GHz. With this range-enhancing technology. It corresponds to the ESSID in the wireless Access Point and to the wireless network name. for a coverage area that is up to nine times greater. Wi-Fi . see http://www.A Service Set Identification is a thirty-two character (maximum) alphanumeric key identifying a wireless local area network.11b standard specifies a wireless networking at 11 Mbps using direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology and operating in the unlicensed radio spectrum at 2.11g products. A 2x to 3x eXtended RangeTM based client and access point can maintain a connection transmission distance may be up to 830m.11 standard. A traditional 802. and WEP encryption for security.specification for wireless networking at 54 Mbps using direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology. For the wireless devices in a network to communicate with each other. MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) .11b devices. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) .A trade name for the 802. all devices must be configured with the same SSID. 802. a 2x to 3x eXtended RangeTM based client and access point can maintain a connection at as much as three times the transmission distance of traditional 802. DoS (Denial of Service) .A group of computers and associated devices communicate with each other wirelessly. DNS (Domain Name System) – An Internet Service that translates the names of websites into IP addresses.A technology that allows data to be sent or received over existing traditional phone lines.11g product transmission distance is about 300m.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Appendix E: Glossary 2x to 3x eXtended RangeTM WLAN Transmission Technology . 802. Access Point (AP) .11b and 802.The WLAN device with 2x to 3x eXtended RangeTM WLAN transmission technology make its sensitivity up to 105 dBm.11b wireless networking standard.11b devices.4GHz. and backward compatibility with IEEE 802.

with the benefit of easier administration and use.WPA is a security technology for wireless networks that improves on the authentication and encryption features of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). WPA-Personal. TKIP addresses the encryption weaknesses of WEP. But. a person sets a static key or "passphrase" as with WEP. This is similar to 802. With this feature. The Wi-Fi Alliance will call this. One variation of WPA is called WPA Pre Shared Key or WPA-PSK for short . making it much more difficult for hackers to find and exploit them. The Wi-Fi Alliance will call this. One of the key technologies behind WPA is the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP). WPA was developed by the networking industry in response to the shortcomings of WEP. 46 . using TKIP.1x support and requires a RADIUS server in order to implement. Another key component of WPA is built-in authentication that WEP does not offer. WPA provides roughly comparable security to VPN tunneling with WEP.this provides an authentication alternative to an expensive RADIUS server. WPA-PSK is a simplified but still powerful form of WPA most suitable for home Wi-Fi networking. WPA-PSK automatically changes the keys at a preset time interval.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) . WPA-Enterprise. To use WPA-PSK. In fact.

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